Sunday, May 31, 2009

NEW Tallships Free Forums

A Gathering place for Tall Ship Sailors and Fans

Thursday, May 28, 2009

ONRUST Launched

The Onrust Project in Rotterdam Junction, NY have recreated a replica of Adriaen Block’s sloop on which he explored the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts coasts as far as Cape Cod. Based on the voyages of the Onrust, the Dutch would lay claim to parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania which they would call New Netherlands.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ernestina Returns Home

The historic fishing schooner Ernestina is returning to its home port of New Bedford after a nearly yearlong restoration project.
The 115-year-old vessel will leave the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine on Tuesday and travel under engine power to Gloucester and Boston, before arriving in New Bedford Harbor on Saturday May 9, 2009, where a welcoming ceremony is planned.
The state-owned vessel spent 11 months in Maine having planking and decking in the bow section of the hull above the waterline replaced. The restoration was funded by $500,000 from a Save America’s Treasures grant, $500,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and private donations.
The Ernestina was built in Essex in 1894 as a Grand Banks schooner.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tall Ship Duchesse Anne

On 7 March 1901, the sail ship Gross Herzogin Elizabeth is launched as German navy school ship. After WWI the instruction start again on board in 1921 until laid up in 1932. Seized in May 1945 by the Royal Navy, she is given to France as war damage compensation, renamed DUCHESSE ANNE and tug to Brest where she is abandonned until 1980. She was saved from scrap by the City of Dunkirk in 1981 and is currently an exhibit at Musee Portuaire Dunkerque